10 Riffs on Classic Summer Dishes

Surprise weekend guests with updated favorites

The flag's been hung, the beer is chilling, and guests are starting to arrive at your holiday shindig.

You could serve the usual. Everyone would leave satisfied. But where's the fun in that?

Give them something to talk about all summer long with twists on warm-weather party favorites.

Instead of shrimp cocktail...

Yuzu + Yellowtail Ceviche

Instead of dill pickles...
Pickled Asparagus, Fennel, and Carrots

Instead of ketchup...

Romesco Sauce

Instead of macaroni salad...

Broccoli Pasta Salad

Instead of plain old potato salad...
Japanese Potato Salad

Instead of a cheeseburger...
Banh Mi Burger

Instead of frankfurters in buns...
Hot Dog Tots

Instead of chicken skewers...

Provencal Turkey Kebabs

Instead of rocket pops...

Boozy Ice Pops

Instead of a hot fudge sundae...
Roasted Strawberries and Vanilla